Global Patent Index - EP 0580729 B1

EP 0580729 B1 1996-07-10 - VEHICLE SIMULATOR INCLUDING CROSS-NETWORK FEEDBACK

Title (en)

VEHICLE SIMULATOR INCLUDING CROSS-NETWORK FEEDBACK

Title (de)

FAHRTSIMULATOR MIT ÜBERKREUZTER NETZWERKRÜCKKOPPELUNG

Title (fr)

SIMULATEUR DE VEHICULE A RETROACTION INTER-RESEAUX

Publication

EP 0580729 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 92910078 A

Priority

  • US 9201697 W
  • US 67468491 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9216922A1] A vehicle simulator (10) has tandem surfaces (12, 14) for supporting first and second users, who "drive" respective first and second simulated vehicles (50, 60) through a simulated space (48). A respective solenoid (26, 28) is mounted underneath each surface (12, 14) for selectively impacting the associated surface to give the particular user the sensation of having his simulated vehicle hit by a projectile. Each user sits in front of a video monitor (42, 44), and each monitor is electrically connected to a respective computer (74, 76). Each computer has a "map" of a simulated space (48) stored in the electronic memory of the computer, and the computers are linked through a common RAM (78). The computers (74, 76) cause their respective monitors (42, 44) to display a changing video image of the simulated space (48) to model motion of the simulated vehicles (58, 60) through the space (48), in response to signals from controls (62, 66, 68, 72) that can be manipulated by the operators. Each user controls a trigger (90, 92) which can be pushed by the user to initiate the motion of a simulated projectile through the simulated space (48) toward the other user's vehicle. The computer of the shooting user sends a signal to the RAM (78) to indicate that a shot has been initiated. The computer of the user being shot accesses the common RAM (78) each game cycle to determine whether a shot has been fired, and if a shot has been fired, computes whether the shot has "hit" the associated vehicle. If the computer determines that a "hit" has occurred, the computer activates the solenoid of the seat of the user being shot to thump the seat and thereby model the effects of a hit on the vehicle.

IPC 1-7

G09B 9/04; A63G 31/16; G09B 9/12

IPC 8 full level

A63G 31/02 (2006.01); A63F 13/00 (2006.01); A63G 31/16 (2006.01); G09B 9/05 (2006.01); G09B 9/12 (2006.01); G09B 9/30 (2006.01); G09B 9/34 (2006.01)

CPC

A63F 13/28 (2014.09); A63F 13/005 (2013.01); A63F 13/803 (2014.09); A63G 31/16 (2013.01); G07F 17/3216 (2013.01); G09B 9/05 (2013.01); G09B 9/12 (2013.01); G09B 9/302 (2013.01); A63F 13/95 (2014.09); A63F 2300/1037 (2013.01); A63F 2300/1062 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8017 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8029 (2013.01); A63F 2300/8076 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE DK ES FR GB GR IT LI LU MC NL SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9216922 A1 19921001; AT 140331 T 19960715; DE 69212149 D1 19960814; EP 0580729 A1 19940202; EP 0580729 B1 19960710; JP H06507734 A 19940901; US 5299810 A 19940405